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NZ futsal goalkeeper among those killed in Christchurch terror attacks

March 16, 2019 9:56 pm
New Zealand futsal goalkeeper Atta Elayyan is among those killed in the Christchurch terror attacks. [Source: stuff.co.nz]

Atta Elayyan, the goalkeeper for the national and Canterbury men’s futsal teams, was among those killed in Friday’s terror attack.

Stuff has learned Elayyan, 33, the goalkeeper for the national and Canterbury men’s futsal teams, was shot by the gunman as he prayed at a mosque in the city on Friday.

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Elayyan, who was born in Kuwait, recently became a father and was a popular member of the Christchurch tech industry.

He was a director and shareholder of a company called LWA Solutions.

NZ Football declined to comment on Saturday night as they had not had confirmation from police about Elayyan’s death.

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[Source: stuff.co.nz and smh]

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